Hurricanes and Golf Don’t Mix! – The Barclays Cut to 54 Holes

The threat of Hurricane Irene has shortened the Barclays Golf Tournament from 72 holes down to 54 holes. The tournament is being played at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, NJ.

The tournament is now scheduled to end on Saturday and Matt Kuchar, the defending champion, currently holds a one shot lead over Dustin Johnson and Vijay Singh who are tight on his heels.

“We realize that ‘waiting it out’ until Hurricane Irene passes and trying to play golf on Monday or Tuesday would only add unnecessary strain to those who will be trying to help the community recover from whatever potential damage this storm causes,” PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said.

Currently, Hurricane Irene is a Category 2 hurricane with 100 mph sustained winds and this huge storm is heading into North Carolina later tonight. It will travle up the East Coast and is forecasted to hit New Jersey on Sunday.

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